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Sanctuary Bookshop and Booklover's B&B

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming to Lyme Regis for years and never knew of this little gem. It really is something different really quirky with all the books but we loved it. The hosts Ron and Mariko couldn't have been more lovely or welcoming. Would definitely...More

Thank Tinatetley
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Ron and Mariko are wonderful hosts. We recommend you consider the Japanese breakfast (although the English and other options are pretty woderful too). All are served with smiling, elegant efficiency. The rooms are wonderfully comfortable and cosy and there is no shortage of something to...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

After staying at the Sanctuary in 2012 with my sister from the US, I was keen to take my family there and we had two lovely nights at the B&B between Christmas and NY. We got back home only for my sister to ask if...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We stayed here for one night while walking the South West Coast Path. This is a very quirky B&B very close to the path and in the centre of town. The owners are very friendly and the breakfast is good, the continental is quite large....More

Thank cngj
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The Sanctuary bookshop and B&B is an unusual but wonderful place to stay. The whole place is lined with books from floor to ceiling on every wall. There are books everywhere. We loved it! The stairs up to the rooms are fairly steep and narrow,...More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Breakfast included
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US$ 53 - US$ 63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Lyme Regis
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Sanctuary Bookshop And Booklover's B&B Lyme Regis, Dorset
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"The back room is quieter - but Lyme is not a very noisy place, to be honest."
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"Room at the front has a sea view, room at the back is quieter, choose!"
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"It only has 2 rooms, the front room has a sea view"
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"Obviously the room seaside has a nice view."
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